Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Inspired by Mark Winter. In the comments, he and Greg Hazelrig are exegeting the Gospels to determine the answer.
UPDATE: My esteemed father who was raised on the outskirts of Memphis e-mails:
I think the BBQ flavor in the meat is most important which has to do with cooking technique and not the sauce used. Pork and chicken BBQ are the meats to use and Texas restaurants mainly use beef or maybe only beef. NC also makes some good flavored meat. NC is a more sweet BBQ flavor and Memphis BBQ is more vinegar based. Good BBQ does not need a sauce poured over the meat but if I use a sauce I prefer BBQ hot sauce on BBQ meat which has very little ketchup in it. Your mother and I don't put a sauce on BBQ sandwiches where we purchase them. The Memphis favored slaw is the only type of slaw (mayo and lemon juice based) that I like on BBQ sandwiches with tempers the hot sauce. If I really want to enjoy the BBQ flavor of the meat, I don't add slaw.
Posted by John at 11:17 AM